valediction


val·e·dic·tion

noun \ˌva-lə-ˈdik-shən\

Definition of VALEDICTION

1
:  an act of bidding farewell
2
:  valedictory 1

Origin of VALEDICTION

Latin valedicere to say farewell, from vale farewell + dicere to say — more at diction
First Known Use: 1613

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